Montreal residents sing Leonard Cohen from their balconies during coronavirus self-isolation
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Stream Leonard Cohen’s posthumous album ‘Thanks for the Dance’

Adam Cohen, the son of the late Leonard Cohen, has completed his work on the posthumous album and made it available on all streaming platforms.

Adam, who was employed as a producer on his father’s final album You Want It Darker, explained: “I believe that there are some really beautiful new songs of Leonard Cohen that no one’s heard that are at some point going to come out,” in an interview with CBC. 

The album, which arrives as Leonard Cohen’s fifteenth and final album, has been described as a “continuation” of Cohen’s previous studio album, You Want It Darker—with all the vocals for the new album recorded during those sessions. Despite the material being recorded during the You Want It Darker sessions, Adam Cohen was quick to insist that the new songs should now be “discarded songs or B sides” from the previous record.

Adam added: “Had we had more time and had [Leonard] been more robust, we would have gotten to them. [We had] conversations about what instrumentation and what feelings he wanted the completed work to evoke — sadly, the fact that I would be completing them without him was given.”

Stream the album, below.

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